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  Topic: Cool cover of Eaten By The Monster of Love
allydodd

Replies: 6
Views: 449

PostForum: Music Only   Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:19 pm   Subject: Cool cover of Eaten By The Monster of Love
I like it. They refer to Sparks as "legends" and "What unites the group is a love of the mavericks of popular songwriting from Morricone to Meek, Ellington to Orbison. Deft lyrics ...
  Topic: Christmas Gift to Sparks fans "Hippopotamus Live"
allydodd

Replies: 2
Views: 1089

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:47 pm   Subject: Christmas Gift to Sparks fans "Hippopotamus Live"
I'd buy it , in fact, either , or both . One wonders what R&R could have up their sleeves if a deluxe version was possible, especially given they were able to ...
  Topic: Hippopotamus tour
allydodd

Replies: 96
Views: 17259

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:19 am   Subject: Hippopotamus tour
Only good quality video I have seen so far with the Rebecca - Russell duet on "Life with the Macbeths"...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cdl50b81sw

What a great clip! Not only is Reb ...
  Topic: Birmingham Sun 24th
allydodd

Replies: 8
Views: 1295

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:07 am   Subject: Birmingham Sun 24th
Interesting to hear this guys take on the evening in Birmingham.. As a first timer to a live show....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbQLq1rWqfU

I enjoyed hearing his take. Sparks clearly ...
  Topic: Tom Petty
allydodd

Replies: 1
Views: 735

PostForum: Stuff and Nonsense   Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:33 pm   Subject: Tom Petty
Yes, so sudden, so sad, . I liked his music. He rocked.
  Topic: Sparks to appear on the One Show
allydodd

Replies: 10
Views: 1386

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:26 pm   Subject: Sparks to appear on the One Show
I hoped that they were going to launch completely into "Edith Piaf"... Still it was mischievous enough to sing the chorus in the middle of "This Town".
  Topic: Sparks to appear on the One Show
allydodd

Replies: 10
Views: 1386

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:13 pm   Subject: Sparks to appear on the One Show
Nice to see them return to mainstream, prime-time TV in Britain. Yet, in celebration of this headline grabbing first top ten hit album in 40 years, they are (so obviously reluctantly) made to play old ...
  Topic: Hippopotamus tour
allydodd

Replies: 96
Views: 17259

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:55 am   Subject: Hippopotamus tour
Sparks on steriods is this tour. Facing virtually sell-out crowds everywhere, they are challenging audiences to keep up with their energy of performance and innovation in music. Firing on all cyclinde ...
  Topic: Hippopotamus tour
allydodd

Replies: 96
Views: 17259

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:58 pm   Subject: Hippopotamus tour
Bristol = wow!!! They played the impossible. Oh my giddy aunt, if they aren't the best band in the world who the hell is??? Couldn't believe they could do it. No spoilers but .....
  Topic: Hippopotamus tour
allydodd

Replies: 96
Views: 17259

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:56 am   Subject: Hippopotamus tour
A certain fan, celebrated for her arty elegance, is already making her way to the Hatchet. On that basis, the Bristol venue has been selected. This precludes me from any complaints and whippings and a ...
  Topic: Hippopotamus tour
allydodd

Replies: 96
Views: 17259

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:41 am   Subject: Hippopotamus tour
Quite a lot of folk going to Bristol and London. Anyone want to suggest pubs to meet up?

Note the Hatchet, besides the 02 Academy is only open till ten. Nearby is the "Smoke and Mirrors" ...
  Topic: Anyone going to Nottingham have a spare ticket?
allydodd

Replies: 1
Views: 863

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:56 am   Subject: Anyone going to Nottingham have a spare ticket?
Thanks to the kind person who helped out with a spare.
  Topic: Anyone going to Nottingham have a spare ticket?
allydodd

Replies: 1
Views: 863

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:35 am   Subject: Anyone going to Nottingham have a spare ticket?
If anyone, going to the gig tonight, has a spare ticket, please pm me or ring my mobile 07544 751 859.
  Topic: Manchester Friday 22nd
allydodd

Replies: 13
Views: 2181

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:37 pm   Subject: Manchester Friday 22nd
[quote="lilywearsmoschino"]I'm ready to rock my wee socks off tonight at the 02 ...... see you all later MiniPop [

Great night! Everyone I saw was r ...
  Topic: Edinburgh Queens Hall
allydodd

Replies: 5
Views: 1226

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:12 pm   Subject: Edinburgh Queens Hall
Especially touching it was for me to have sparks play the venue I fondly regard as my local. And, for my favourite band, not just to sell it out, but put up the best ever performance it's had with mat ...
  Topic: Hippopotamus tour
allydodd

Replies: 96
Views: 17259

PostForum: Sparks Live   Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:38 pm   Subject: Hippopotamus tour
Norwich awesome! One of the best gigs I've ever been to. Russell's glee at being in the top ten was infections. The band are so dynamic and enhancing the songs with a real live edge. None of the muted ...
  Topic: Sparks return to the uk albums top 10!
allydodd

Replies: 14
Views: 1724

PostForum: Music Only   Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:54 pm   Subject: Sparks return to the uk albums top 10!
Hurray! Number 7 in the UK album charts, if I'm reading it right, and number 3 in the vinyl album charts.
  Topic: Glam Rock at the Beeb, Friday 15 September 2017
allydodd

Replies: 2
Views: 1036

PostForum: General Sparks Discussion   Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:33 pm   Subject: Glam Rock at the Beeb, Friday 15 September 2017
On BBC4 at 10pm, an hour long rockumentary:

A celebration of the outburst of spangly pop and fuzz-filled rock that lit up the British charts in the early 1970s. Top of the Pops provided the genre's ...
  Topic: Hippopotamus Chart Predictions???
allydodd

Replies: 30
Views: 3821

PostForum: Music Only   Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:39 pm   Subject: Hippopotamus Chart Predictions???
Whatever happens in the charts, I think we all share Deano's pride for being a longstanding Sparks fan at the release of this latest, great work.
  Topic: rating
allydodd

Replies: 3
Views: 1083

PostForum: Music Only   Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:38 pm   Subject: rating
Given I'm deprived by managing only one uninterrupted listen -

Basically, every track on the album had me basking in awe.

Edith Piaf and then Missionary Position overw ...
 
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